Thomas and Ebba are on a much-needed skiing holiday in the Alps when a routinely triggered avalanche threatens to engulf them at the lunch table. In the panic that ensues, Thomas grabs his iPhone and runs for safety, abandoning his wife and children to their fate. In the following days Ebba repeatedly attempts to confront her husband with his cowardice, only to find he will not even admit to running away. Displaying Ruben Östlund’s unique talent for isolating the most vulnerable parts of the Scandinavian psyche, FORCE MAJEURE is the Swedish director’s most accomplished and entertaining drama thus far.
The screening is in connection with the prize ceremony.
Ruben Östlund (Sweden, 1974) PLAY (2011), DE OFRIVILLIGA (2008), GITARMONGO (2004)